I always feel strange writing a bio of myself in the third person, so I'm going to quit doing it. This is me. Hello, is thing on?

I assume that you know my name if you made it to this website, and you might know me as a mandolin player who has toured with Special Consensus for a few years. That band has been nominated for two GRAMMYs, but neither of which while I was in the band, so make of that what you will. I've also been in other regional traditional bluegrass bands over the years, in places like my home state of Kentucky and my adopted home states of North Dakota and Minnesota. I always had a lot of fun and enjoyed being a sideman in a band.

Early in 2024 I released the first project that had my name on it, “The Peerless Mountain Sessions,” an album of fiddle tunes featuring a trio of mandolin, banjo, and bass. The project was a lot of fun to make, since we recorded it live in one day. You can find a hard copy of that on the Store page, and you can stream it wherever you stream. It did a whole lot better than I thought it would, which tickled me lots.

I loved that experience so much that I ended up going back in the studio and recording a bunch of original songs earlier this year and will be releasing a full album of them this fall on Common Loon Records. It's called “Something He Can Handle,” and I'm real proud of it and excited to share it with folks. 

I'm also starting to tour under my own name for the first time, playing solo shows mostly, but also duos, trios, and full band shows as the do-re-mi allows. You can find those dates on the Shows page of this website, and if you want to book me for one, there's a Contact page where you can make me an offer I can't refuse.

Thanks, and glad to have you here.